When was the last time (the bottle let you down)

 

a real caveman song -  could be sung using nothing but a trash can lid for instrumentation. 

When Was The Last Time (The Bottle Let You Down)


When was the last time the bottle let you down?

When was the last time there wasn't one around?

When was the last time I was sober?

I can't remember where or when

And I hope that when doesn't come around again


Been drowning my sorrows with an icy bottle of beer

This one has gone empty wish I had another one here

Bring one for yourself and a couple more for me

My sorrow is a big one it will not drown easily


When was the last time the bottle let you down?

When was the last time there wasn't one around?

When was the last time I was sober?

I can't remember where or when

And I hope that when doesn't come around again


Down at the mission you can hear that ringing bell

The Reverend's going fishing but only time can tell

If you'll wind up in heaven or just a mouldering in some grave

or burning up in hell below cause you just could not behave


Chorus


Don't you treat your lover the way lovers often do

do your best to treat her right do your best to be true

don't you treat your lover the way my lover treated me

or you'll find that liquor starts to go down easily



Don't put your faith in politics or in the laws of man

I've had lessons from the two of them

from the backsides of their hands

don't be no man's jailer or a prisoner you'll be

there's many a man who has become what he pretends to be


When was the last time the bottle let you down?

When was the last time there wasn't one around?

When was the last time I was sober?

I can't remember where or when

And I hope that when doesn't come around

I hope my belly starts to settle down

I hope that when don't ever come around again

All images, text and music ©ryan purcell/hoedad music - 2008